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its executive leadership, personnel employed, business history, as well as related features and news articles.
[Data source: statistics supplied for the annual Library Systems Report or from public information]
January 5, 2022.
Infor wins tender from Clermont-Ferrand libraries.
The metropolis of Clermont-Ferrand chooses Infor for its re-computerization. The Métropole de Clermont-Ferrand (300,000 inhabitants) has a public reading network of 19 libraries and a book mobile, supplemented by 3 specialized services, the Heritage Library, the Cinema and Short Film Documentation Center and the Superior School of Art of Clermont Métropole. The network is structured around 7 reading pools, each of them constituting a small network.
February 4, 2020.
Koch Industries agrees to acquire all of Infor.
Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced today that an affiliate of Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining equity stake in Infor held by Golden Gate Capital. At the close of the transaction, Infor will become a standalone subsidiary of Koch Industries, and will continue to be operated by the company’s current management team from its headquarters in New York City. In addition to being a key enterprise customer, Koch has been an investor in Infor since 2017. With the strength of its balance sheet and a AA corporate credit rating, Koch intends to quickly position Infor as one of the most well-capitalized companies in technology. Koch companies have made more than $26 billion in technology-related investments in the past six years, transforming a global portfolio of businesses spanning multiple industries.
August 12, 2016.
Lambton County Library Launches Infor Iguana.
Lambton County Library located in south western Ontario, Canada recently launched Infor’s Iguana website and discovery product.
March 28, 2016.
Niagara Falls Public Library launches Infor Iguana Library App.
Niagara Falls Public Library in Ontario, Canada has launched Infor's Iguana Library App for Android, iOS and Windows.
March 21, 2016.
Niagara Falls Public Library launches Infor Iguana.
Niagara Falls Public Library in Ontario, Canada recently launched Infor’s Iguana integrated website and discovery portal.
March 14, 2016.
Dorval Library/Bibliothèque de Dorval implements Infor Iguana Library App.
Dorval Library in Dorval, Quebec, Canada has launched Infor’s Iguana Library App for Android, iOS and Windows. Dorval is a bilingual community on the island of Montreal. As a people-oriented City, Dorval meets the needs and expectations of its residents with a complete range of services and activities as well as an outstanding quality of life.
February 29, 2016.
Lewis and Clark Public Library goes live with Infor V-smart Air.
V-smart Air provides full function web based staff modules including cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, serials, administration and reporting. There is no software to install or maintain on staff workstations, tablets or phones – just a current supported browser version.
February 17, 2016.
Department of Canadian Heritage launches Infor Iguana.
The Department of Canadian Heritage recently launched Infor’s Iguana integrated website and discovery portal. Iguana provides the public and departmental staff across Canada with an easy intuitive bi-lingual means of locating relevant resources.
October 3, 2015.
Coventry Libraries moves forward with Infor.
Infor Libraries today announced that Coventry City Council Libraries has deployed its V-smart library management system to help provide an enhanced service for customers and drive efficiencies. V-smart also equips the library with a platform to help deliver additional efficiencies in the future, including the potential to open discussions on shared services.
February 4, 2015.
RNIB set to enhance library services with Infor.
Infor Libraries announced that the Royal National Institute for Blind Peoplehas deployed its V-smart library management system. An initial step in its on-going initiative to ensure library operations are meeting the specific needs of customers, RNIB selected Infor’s V-smart system to support and help provide a scalable solution for the future.
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Jan 04, 2022 Axiell acquires Infor Library and Information Solutions
Axiell announces agreement to acquire Infor Library and Information Solutions business and expand global presence. Axiell, the world's leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, today announced an agreement to acquire Infor Library & Information Solutions, a business within Infor, the industry cloud company. The acquisition is expected to close in February. The Infor Library & Information Solutions business delivers solutions and services to the library sector and serves more than 180 customers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The acquisition is driven by Axiell's expansion strategy, focusing and strengthening its offer in the public library and education industry.
Feb 03, 2020 Koch Industries to acquire all of Infor
Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced that an affiliate of Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining equity stake in Infor held by Golden Gate Capital. At the close of the transaction, Infor will become a standalone subsidiary of Koch Industries, and will continue to be operated by the company’s current management team from its headquarters in New York City. In addition to being a key enterprise customer, Koch has been an investor in Infor since 2017.
Aug 08, 2017 Ann Melaerts joins Axiell as Vice President & Business Area Director for Axiell Public Libraries
Axiell announced the expansion of its operations in Europe. Ann Melaerts, formerly General Manager Library Division and VP Independent business units at INFOR, joins Axiell as Vice President & Business Area Director for Axiell Public Libraries. Ann will be responsible for sales from Axiell’s solutions and services portfolio to public libraries in Europe, which includes Axiell Quria, a cloud based library services platform, and Axiell Arena, an advanced and robust online discovery portal for libraries.
Nov 2008 Infor launches V-smart
Infor Library and Information Solutions announced the general availability of V-smart, a new web-based Integrated Library System. V-smart offers libraries distinctive advantages including faster deployment, easier maintenance, enhanced access to system data, and reduced cost of ownership. V-smart provides libraries the benefits of a web-based system with the features and functionalities of Vubis Smart, Infor's client/server ILS. V-smart does not replace Vubis Smart; Infor continues to provide regular releases, professional services and product support for its Vubis Smart ILS. V-smart is a new, fully Web-based integrated library system. This product continues the evolution of the Vubis library automation system, advancing the product from the client/server architecture into the realm of Web-based computing, the preferred technology approach in the current technology environment. This release follows the testing and early adoption of the software in two French libraries, Sainte-Geneviève University and La Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. Infor indicates that at least ten additional libraries are preparing to move to V-smart.
Jun 21, 2007 Ann Melaerts named Managing Director of Infor Library Systems
Ann Melaerts has been appointed Managing Director of Infor Library Solutions. Ann has been with our organization for over 15 years and has served as General Manager Southern Europe Region for the last 6 years. In her role as General Manager for Southern Europe, she successfully implemented an aggressive growth strategy, solidifying our leading position and strengthening our brand recognition in the southern European marketplace.
Aug 02, 2006 Infor acquires Extensity (including Geac)
Infor, a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, acquires Extensity a recently created company also owned by Golden Gate. Extensity includes the former Geac Library Solutions division, know operating under the name Infor Library Solutions.
Nov 07, 2005 Golden Gate Capital acquires Geac Computer Corporation
Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm focused on and Geac Computer Corporation Limited reached a definitive agreement for Golden Gate Capital to acquire Geac or approximately US$1.0 billion. Geac’s financial applications and the Industry Specific Applications will become the two business groups under a newly formed Golden Gate Capital funded company. Geac’s ISA businesses –CSD, Libraries, Local Government, Public Safety and Restaurants – will form the second business unit and will continue to target their current industries. Each ISA business will remain independent from the others in a structure similar to what exists within Geac today.
2005 Geac launches V-link OpenURL link resolver
Aug 26, 2002 Geac acquires Extensity for $46.2 million
Geac Computer Corporation Limited announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Extensity, Inc., a leading provider of solutions to automate employee-based financial processes.
Apr 2002 Geac launches Vubis Smart
Geac announced today that Breda Public Library has formally accepted Vubis Smart, a new application from Geac Library Systems. The Vubis Smart information system has advanced web-based functionality for searching information and objects. The InterSystems Caché technology that we use to develop Vubis Smart allows for excellent performance in the library as well as fast development and low maintenance.
Jan 1999 Geac acquires assets of Stowe Computing
Geac Computers has acquired the assets of Stowe Computing Australia and Stowe Computing New Zealand, a major player in the library automation market in both countries. Stowe's BookPlus system has been installed in more than 100 libraries, including 30 in the United Kingdom and Scotland and Switzerland.
Feb 1994 Geac acquires ODIS
Geac computer Corporation acquired ODIS NV of Dilbeek, Belgium, ODIS BV of Eindhoven, Netherlands, and ODIS SARL of Paris, France. ODIS markets and supports VUBIS library automation software, developed in conjunction with and licensed by the Free University of Brussels and the Technical University of Eindhoven. ODIS has annual sales of more than $7 million.
Dec 04, 1992 Geac acquires CLSI for C$13.5 million
Geac Computer Corporation Limited announced on December 4, 1992, that it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of CLSI, Inc., as well as CLSI's subsidiaries in Canada, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Nov 30, 1992 Geac acquires assets of McDonnell Douglas Information Systems Canada, Inc.
Aug 1988 Geac acquires Advanced Libraries and Information, Inc.
Geac Computer Corporation Limited has announced the acquisition of Advanced Libraries and Information, Inc. (ALII), based in Honolulu, Hawaii. ALII is a provider of integrated library automation systems. ALII's products, ALOHA, and the microcomputer-based ADVANCE, operate in the Pick and Pick/unix environments on a wide range of hardware platforms. Currently installed at some 20 sites including the University of Hawaii, Baker & Taylor, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the ALII systems will allow Geac to be more competitive in those segments of the market which require small and mid-size systems.
1987 ODIS founded by Marc Verpoorten to commercialize Vubis.
Operating companies were eventually established in Paris, Brussels, and Eindhoven.
1983 Technical University Eindhoven joins Vrije Universiteit Brussels as a co-developer of VUBIS
1978 VUBIS goes into production at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
1975 Vrije Universiteit Brussel begins development of VUBIS in partnership with Interactive Systems
1971 Béla Hatvany founds Computer Library Services, Inc.